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A Liturgy of Carols for the
First Sunday after Christmas

(without Communion)

by The Rev. Thomas L. Weitzel
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

 

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The Fourth Day of Christmas  (2008)

Prelude

Entrance Hymn    "Joy to the World"

 

Christmas Dialog:

A. The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.

C. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

 

A. Those who dwelt in the land of deep darkness, on them has light shined.

C. We have beheld Christ's glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father.

 

A. For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given.

C. In him was life, and the life was the light of humanity.

 

Hymn of Praise    "Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful"

 

Salutation and Prayer of the Day

First Lesson

Psalm (spoken in unison)

Second Lesson

Hymn    "Away in a Manger"

Gospel Lesson

Sermon

Hymn of the Day    "Go Tell It on the Mountain"

Nicene Creed

Offering

Offertory Hymn   "Lo! How a Rose"  or  "What Child Is This"

Prayer of the Church

Our Father

 

Benediction:

P. May the Word made Flesh, Father, + Son and Holy Spirit, bless us and keep us now and forever.

C. Amen

 

Closing Hymn    "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing